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183. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice the number of drink driving offences recorded in the Cavan Monaghan division in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and the number of drug driving offences excluding alcohol offences over the same period. [57042/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Deputy will be aware that the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. As Minister, I have no direct role in this matter.
The below table, furnished to me by the Garda authorities, outlines the yearly breakdown of the number of incidents of drink and drug driving that occurred in Cavan/Monaghan Division over the time period from 2017 to 2021.

- 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021*
Drink-Driving 375 337 299 240 212
Drug-Driving 34 86 164 208 148
* Figures for 2021 up to 16/11/2021
Figures are based on incidents which occurred from 01/01/2017 to 16/11/2021, inclusive. All information contained in this report is based upon operational data from the Pulse system as was available on 17/11/2021 and is liable to change.